Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Graffiti on Sukhumvit in Bangkok

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Graffiti can always be interesting to photograph.  Because of its urban grittiness and creative designs, graffitti can be a living, breathing embodiment of inner city expression.  Even in Bangkok.  The letters “BNE”, in sticker and graffitti forms, are all over Bangkok and after awhile the triteness of this limited message is compounded by a sense of dreariness.  Not so in the free form expression found in graffiti.  Take a look around your city and try your hand at graffiti.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens.

60's pop look

60's pop look

Big and bold

Big and bold

Limited space

Limited space


Written by leolaksi

October 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm

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  1. nice blog and pics

    Leon Koh

    October 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  2. Did you see there was an interview with the BNE tagger in the NY Times?

    I quite like some of the painted BNEs. I suspect many are done by copycats. See http://bkkphotographer.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/bne-graffiti-in-bangkok/ for some examples.

    I found a large garffiti wall near Rachadapisek Subway Station. See http://bkkphotographer.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/bangkok-graffiti/ for a collection.

    Cheers, Ian


    December 10, 2009 at 7:13 pm

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